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Apology to the owner of the indie coffee shop who watched me hurry past with a Starbucks cup in my hand

I feel just terribly guilty about the whole episode. My parents gave me a gift card for Valentine’s Day, and who am I to turn down free cappuccino on principle? But when my $15 runs out, be certain that I’ll be back in your cozy shop, without which I would never have completed my successful grant proposal—for which I’m very thankful for your hospitality, thanks very much, although I wish you didn’t charge an extra fee for using a debit card.

Okay, that’s all.